AIR’s entry on dwindling tiger habitats wins ABU award
All India Radio’s (AIR’s) entry Diary of a Tiger (एक बाघ की डायरी) in October 2016 won the first prize in the Community Service Announcement category of the prestigious Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) awards for the year 2016.
Dairy of a Tiger was declared the winner at an award ceremony held in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of ongoing 53rd ABU General Assembly and Associated Meetings. The award includes a trophy, certificate and cash prize of 2000 US Dollars.
Abhinay Srivastava received his award by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in association with RRI (Radio Republic Indonesia) & MMIT (Ministry of Communication and Informatics), Indonesia.
About Diary of a Tiger (एक बाघ की डायरी)
- The programme was produced by Abhinay Srivastava, Programme Executive, AIR Allahabad.
- The selected programme is an 89 second spot in Hindi on the dwindling forests and gradually decreasing habitat of tigers.
- It reflects through the notes inscribed by the successive generations of tigers in a diary format on their gradual decreasing numbers due to apathetic behaviour of human beings.
ABU Prizes 2016 (Radio) included six categories
- News Reporting
- Community Service Announcement (CSA)
- Interactive Programmes
- Innovative Programmes
AIR had submitted its entries in four categories namely, Drama, Documentary, CSA and innovative categories.
2016 RADIO WINNERS
|Drama||Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Iran||Vibration|
|Documentary||Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Hong Kong||An Age of Our Own:
War Times – 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the End of WWII
|News Reporting||Radio and Television of the People’s Republic of China (RTPRC) | China National Radio (CNR), China||36 Days|
|Community Service Announcement (CSA)||All India Radio (AIR), India||Diary of a tiger|
|Interactive Programme||Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)
|Innovative Programme||Radio and Television of the People’s Republic of China (RTPRC) | China National Radio (CNR), China||Chinese Voice – Chinese New Year|
|Special Jury Prize||Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication, (BNNRC) | Radio Chillmari, Bangladesh||The Destroyed Dream|